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    🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold out for season 2024
    📦 Quantity per Package: 10 Bulbs

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 32-36"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Oct
    🌱 Bulb Size: 12/14
    Planting Distance: 4"
    Planting Depth: 2"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 7-10
    🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes

    About Firecracker

    Introduce your garden to the vibrant and fiery red color of the Gladiolus Firecracker! This striking flower variety is sure to add a pop of color to any garden or floral arrangement.

    • Bright red blooms with orange and yellow accents
    • Tall, sturdy stems perfect for cutting and arranging
    • Easy to plant and care for
    • Blooms in late summer to early fall
    • Creates super ruffles, medium-sized florets
    • Very unusual waxy florets

    How to care for Firecracker

    • Dig a hole and place the bulb with the pointy end facing up. 
    • Cover with soil and water well. 
    • These flowers prefer full sun and well-drained soil. 
    • Be sure to water regularly and fertilize during the growing season for optimal blooms.
    • Stake Firecracker gladiolus when it is growing.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Firecracker gladiolus bulbs should be planted in the spring or early summer. How?

    • Find a location with well-draining soil and full sun exposure.
    • The bulbs should be planted about 4 inches deep, with the pointed end facing upwards. The planting hole should be dug to a depth that is approximately three times the height of the bulb.
    • The bulbs should be spaced about 4-6 inches apart.
    • Water the bulbs after planting and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.
    • As the plants grow, provide support with stakes or a trellis.
    • After the flowers have faded, allow the foliage to die back naturally before removing it.

    The best time to plant Firecracker gladiolus bulbs is in the spring, once the soil has warmed up and there is no longer any danger of frost. In most colder areas, this is typically between late April and early May.

    Firecracker gladiolus bulbs are, just like gladiolus in general, not frost hardy so do not plant them earlier. In areas with warmer climates, such as in USDA climate zones 7-10, it is fine to plant them earlier.

    Plant the bulbs in well-draining soil with good sunlight exposure. With proper care and attention, Firecracker gladiolus bulbs will produce vibrant red flowers with white throats in mid to late summer, adding color and interest to your garden.

    The Firecracker gladiolus should be planted about 3-4 inches apart if you want that showy and full effect. When you plant multiple gladiolus bulbs next to other and space them 3-4 inches apart, they will grow into a bush. If you space them further apart from each other, you can see each individual gladiolus better.

    So actually the spacing is a personal preference, as long as you don’t plant them closer to each other than 3 inches spacing because they all individually need sunlight and enough moisture.

    Plant them always in well-drained and fertile soil with full sun exposure. As the plants grow taller, staking may be necessary to prevent them from falling over. With proper spacing and care, Firecracker gladiolus can produce tall spikes of vibrant blooms in late summer.

    Firecracker gladiolus bulbs can multiply and produce new bulbs every year if they are properly cared for. After the plant has finished flowering, it will start to produce new corms or bulbs which can be harvested and stored until the next growing season.

    To encourage multiplication, the bulbs should be allowed to dry out after the foliage dies back, and then stored in a cool, dry location until planting time. It's important to note that not all corms will produce new bulbs each year and that the process of multiplication can be influenced by factors such as soil quality, moisture levels, and temperature.

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